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Is Golden State's Durant the best player in the world?

Is Golden State's Durant the best player in the world?”

The Cleveland Cavaliers hustled and scrapped their way to a late fourth-quarter lead, only to watch the Golden State Warriors close the game out with 11 straight points on the way to a 118-113 victory in Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals.

The Golden State Warriors are now on the brink of history, just one win away from sweeping the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.

"It's probably the most, most firepower I've played in my career", James said.

That move by the four-times scoring champion drew criticism as it came just weeks after the Warriors denied Durant and the Thunder a trip to last year's Finals by storming back from a 3-1 series deficit. Cleveland took Game 3 at home, lost Game 4 and then won the final three - Game 7 in Oakland - to capture the city's first sports championship since 1964.

The Cavs threw their best punch at the Warriors and it looked like it was going to be enough until Durant put the Warriors on his back in crunch time.

"You don't want to prolong a series and give a team more and more confidence", Green said. Like I said, there's no other choice.

"No matter who I'm going against, if I'm going against four Hall of Famers ... or if I'm going against two or whatever the case may be, I'm always made a decision to play the game, I'm not one to judge if it's fair or not". In the Finals, they won Game 1 by 22, Game 2 by 19 and Game 3 by five after coming from behind. It was a stunning display of offensive pyrotechnics that dovetailed with the Cavaliers' late-game collapse, a disheartening result that nearly felt unfair, unjust, undeserved. Without Green in the lineup, the Cavs took Game 5 on the road behind 82 combined points from LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. "You can sense that", said James.

"That was a great feeling to kind of overcome their run, the crowd's energy and just find a way to win", Curry said on the closing stretch of the game.

National Basketball Association star LeBron James knows it is not going to be easy to turn the series around this time, "Obviously it's a dramatic situation to be in, but it is what it is and we got to get ready for Game 4".

"My mindset is to try to get every game". The former MVP has taken over every game of the series so far, and put the Warriors in a very comfortable position with an nearly insurmountable 3-0 series lead. So they're able to keep Steph, Klay and Draymond and able to go out and sign someone else like they did this past summer by just getting rid of a couple pieces in Harrison Barnes and not re-signing Barbosa and Bogut and guys from last year's team.... Their situations are different - James never joined a team as strong as these Warriors - but he said he's proud of Durant's success and understands why moving to a team like the Warriors was so attractive.



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